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Ceryle rudis  

Actual scientific name :   Ceryle rudis  
Old scientific name :   Ceryle rudis rudis 
French name :   Martin-pÍcheur pie
English name :   Pied Kingfisher
Vernacular name :  
Kampini (Kiluba-PNU) ; subukila, akapini (Kibemba) ; Kamamba tshololo, kampini (Kiluba)


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Description :   This white-and-black kingfisher with a black bill differs from the Giant Kingfisher by its smaller size and its black breast band on its white breast. The male has a second thinner breast band. 
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Behaviour :   Hovers over water before diving to seize its prey. Its success rate is quite high.  
Diet :   Almost only piscivorous, it frequents less wooded areas then the Giant Kingfisher.  
Life history :   Sometimes present in colonies where fish is abundant. Nest all year around in galleries with however a preference for the beginning of the dry season.  
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
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The vernacular names were collected in the field and in the colonial literature from the first part of the 20th century. The monks who established the first dictionaries were not necessarily informed naturalists. Therefore, errors must have been committed.

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